Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Wednesday unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump in an effort to force a House vote on removing him from office.
Green’s articles of impeachment were introduced as “privileged,” meaning that they must be considered on the House floor within two legislative days.
In his articles of impeachment, Green cited Trump’s equivocating response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.; attacks on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality; and since-debunked accusations that former President Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower as examples of how Trump has “undermined the integrity of his office” and “brought disrepute on the presidency.”
Now the Republican majority will move to table Green’s resolution, resulting in a procedural vote that will serve as the first formal referendum on impeachment.
The ball is finally rolling.